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the troops have left. >> karen, hillary's hearing comes the day before john kerry is supposed to begin hearings as secretary of state. "the economist," writes a tone of cool detachment has been his foreign policy hallmark, present but not deeply involved. how much do you think john kerry in the wake of this foreign policy discussion that, let's be honest, is not often had. we focus a lot on domestic affairs. there's not been a lot of pressure, i think, on the president to verbalize what he wants to do as far as america's role in the national stage. how much of this hearing is going to filter through to john kerry's hearing to sort of give us an outline? >> i think absolutely in kerry's hearing, again, this is going to be more aimed at president obama to try to get kerry on the record with some commitments about particularly iran and some of the other conflicts around the world. i think one of the reasons, and this has been talked about, that the president likes john kerry and his position and likes chuck hagel, if we're talking about iran, talking about algeria, talking about a fragile
and and saying that what are the differences going to be with hillary clinton gone and john kerry stepping in. we don't know what kind diplomat. >> hillary clinton is a rock star, i don't know if president obama used her to the fullest extent. she covered more countries over 100. and what we may see from john kerry is perhaps more focused diplomacy. certainly he has a lot of experience on the syria front. in the past he has worked, and i've written about this, as an informal envoy for the united states in afghanistan and elsewhere. and he'll be hankering for that kind of role where he can make a difference in some of these conflicts. there is a sense my sense from talking to people in washington is that president obama would like to pivot to asia but there is no doubt that he'll remain bogged down in one way or another in the middle east and north africa as we've seen in the past few days has become a major problem. that's where we'll see senator kerry head pretty soon. >> michael: let's talk about north africa, at least 35 people were killed when the islamists took hostage at the bp facility. is
and asking about her whereabout thewhereab actions as the attacks were happening. >>> john kerry is expected to face little resistance during his hearing tomorrow, though senator john mccain joked he is looking forward to interrogating his long-time colleague. >> we had a good conversation with senator kerry. we look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly. we will bring back for the only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him. >> jocularity about the kerry hearing but tougher time for chuck hagel. president obama's nominee to be secretary of defense. senator mccain met with hagel yesterday and said the two had a frank and candid conversation ahead of next week's confirmation hearings for hageh. >>> joe biden beginning his second term as vice president, and he is keeping a close eye of possibility on moving down the hall to the bigger office. it's been widely reported that the president appeared to be in high 2016 campaign mode throughout inauguration weekend. mr. biden said it is too early to think about that, but he's not taking his name out of the runnin
think the interesting thing will be to see whether senator kerry, when he goes to testify tomorrow in his confirmation hearing, whether or not he comes to it with more of a sort of big picture strategy of what he would do within the region. now, it's possible that one reason the secretary didn't have that, is, of course, she's been out sick for a good number of weeks and they have been cons e consumed by the individual incident in benghazi. >> of course, the overriding question that the republican critics have been focusing on is susan rice, the talking points, this is another one of the exchanges with senator johnson and hillary clinton. >> do you disagree with me that a simple phone call to those evacuees to determine what happened wouldn't have ascertained immediately there was no protest? that was a piece of information that koufcould have been easily easily obtained within hours, if not days. >> senator, when you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on -- number one. >> i realize that's a good excuse. >> no, it's the f
john kerry's first job is going to see whether or not he can do negotiate a grand agreement with iran. it is evident to any one sitting here in washington larry, that the president wants to see if he can finally use the man kadate coach the iatola to avoid a k confli conflict. the key here is if he can avoid a charge whereas whether or not kerri and haegle will bring the bacon home in order to avoid the conflict. >> here is the line. we are heirs to those who won the peace and not just won the war and we must carry those lessons this time as well. i'm not sure ambassador ginsberg means. none of us nknow how fruitful their been. he wants to show, that engagement with iran at least in a final attempt is worth having his right wing in this country and the right wing go after him in order for him to prove to the american people that he went the extra mile. >> i would add, sir, it is possible to win the war, and the peace. i believe that is part of world war ii. i was mistified by that part of the inaugural speech. will golf superstar pick up and leave high tax california? of course he sho
about waterboarding and john kerry. good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. a bitterly cold arctic blast is gripping half the nation this morning. exposure is suspected in at least four deaths, dangerously low temperatures is shutting down schools and causing water main breaks. on tuesday, one person was killed in this massive pile up of 20 vehicles caused by icy conditions in michigan. nbc meteorologist bill karins has more on this dangerous cold snap. where is it headed? >> it's settled in, just sitting there now. for many of us, especially on the eastern seaboard, this is the coldest morning in a couple years, especially when you factor in the windchills. here's the set up. it's not everyone. we're very mild today, great lakes, oklahoma, texas, through the gulf states, if you're on the other side of the jet stream from the northern plains, the great lakes and northeast, it's just like yesterday if not worse. the windchills this morning, right now the worst of it is in northern new england. this is just the temperatures by itself. single digits from albany to new york city at 11. bosto
that they were embarrassed to do so. i will explain next. >>> tomorrow kerry will appear before the same committee to replace secretary of state hillary rodham clinton and kerry is said to be easily confirmed. >>> a man invaded the home of an elderly couple. he tied up the victims and raided the home and took off in the couple's cars. they described the menace latino or pacific islanders and vicious. >> these are very brutal people who would do something like this to 76-year-olds and they are really defense less and this is just a cowardly crime. >> the stolen vehicles are license 5x i and a tan toyota camera license plate 39g60. they want to know if they were behind another carjacking just earlier that day. >>> people want to know what is going on at the local schools thanks to a new alert system. people in the area will be able to receive emergency alerts by text, voicemail or e-mails. alert marin will be launched this saturday through alert marin .org. >>> he is hoping his biological mother will reach out to him. he has become the golden boy leading and his birth mother took care of h
steven kerry will question him and they will appear before that same committee to replace clinton as secretary of state. kerry is expected to be easily confirmed. >>> his biological mother is hoping he will reach out to her. it has before the dash become the first option before giving him -- giving him of for adoption. she would look to him and the couple that adopted him. >> we would wait for pictures and it was really hard, his whole life i thought about him. >> russo says giving him up was the toughest decision she ever made but as you might imagine she will be cheering for him and the super bowl. >>> they will keep feeling safer in marin county and people who live there will be able to receive alerts by text or voice e-mails through their cell phones. it is through the notification system and it will be launched this saturday and people can alert them through marin .org. >>> 62% say they favor away for illegal immigrants to become citizens and that's up 2% since 2010. president barack obama said immigration is a priority in his second term agenda. >>> and in washington d.c. th
secretary of state in chuck hagel and john kerry who are known for favoring a light footprint. do you think that they are going to take the action that you believe is needed? >> well, i look forward to raising these questions with them when i get a chance to attend their confirmation hearings in the case of senator john kerry or to meet with him in person in the case of senator hagel. i met this morning with senator kerry to give him an update on this trip. a number of the senators who were on the trip with me met with him, and i am determined that we make certain that the united states invests in the kind of forward leaning relationship in africa that will take the fight to al qaeda in africa and that will invest in stability in countries where if we don't partner with them effectively, they may slip into the kind of state that mali's in now. just a few short years ago, mali was viewed as a stable, democratic ally of the united states and it's come unwound fairly quickly. i chaired a hearing on december 5th to look at mali and to look at the situation there and try and raise its profile. i
, because the chairman of this committee is john kerry, the expected successor to hillary clinton. i'm told, do not expect to see kerry even in the room today. he is recusing himself, so today's committee will be chaired by the next most senior democrat, and that is bob me n menendez of new jersey. barbara boxer also has seniority in this committee, but she is the chair of another committee, so the way the rules will work, it will be bob menendez of new jersey who will be chairing this. interesting to watch, a couple of the senators who might be in a 2016 frame of mind, marco rubio, rand paul, perhaps, they also did not serve with hillary clinton as a senator. so the tone might be different there. there's a lot of respect on both sides of the aisle from those senators who did know her personally, while she was a member of the u.s. senate. chris? >> well, you've set it up pretty well there, it seems, because you've got a very formidable political presence there. hillary clinton, we just looked at the new numbers on her, she's three to one popular. do you think that will make the republican
relations committee tomorrow, to introduce her likely successor, senator john kerry. >> brown: online you can watch some of the more heated exchanges from the hearing, as well as read the full testimony transcript. still to come on the "newshour": the emergence of africa for u.s. policy-makers; combat roles for women in the military; the robotic planes known as drones and the way forward for the g.o.p. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: an arctic storm system kept its grip on the midwest and northeast today. sub-zero temperatures spanned a large swath of the nation, from the upper midwest into new england, and 15 states were under wind chill warnings. fierce winds have blown across the great lakes for days, dumping more than a foot of snow on ohio, pennsylvania and new york. the deep freeze is forecast to stick around through the weekend. marine general john allen is back on track to become supreme commander of nato forces in europe. white house officials said today his nomination is no longer on hold. that's after the pentagon inspector general
to end her tenure. this is one of her last public appearances as secretary. john kerry's confirmation hearing is scheduled for thursday. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> thank you, martha. >>> and more political news today. joe biden being very cagey about his political future. the vice president said yesterday he had not decided whether he'll run for the top job come 2016. but he may have already tipped his hand a little bit. for his official swearing in on sunday, he invited members of two early primary states, new hampshire and south carolina. >>> the republican national committee begins a big meeting today in charlotte. to plan the party's future. rnc chair prebis is sure to get an earful by people who want change following last year's election. despite the criticism, he's expected to be re-elected. >>> prime minister benjamin netanyahu did not cruise to an easy victory in yesterday's elections, as had been predicted. a newcomer put up a surprisingly strong challenge. it now appears that netanyahu will have to make a bigger effort at peace with the palestinians. >>> the st
of state nominee john kerry. >> and we will look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly. we will bring back for the only time water boarding to get the truth out of him. >>> less than a month after a drunk driving accident that killed a teammate, dallas cowboys nose tackle jay ratliff was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after his pickup truck sideswiped a tractor trailer truck. >>> and a company is interested in getting what they can out of asteroids. deep space industries say they hope to mine asteroids from metals and other valuable resource by 2020. really? >>> according to a new study, alcohol may help you fall asleep at least for an overall restless night. researchers find regardless of how much you drink, drinking can increase tiredness by interrupting the later stages of sleep. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil ph balanced wash. >>> time for a look at wall street, the dow opens 13,712 after climbing 62 points yesterday. s&p and nasdaq saw gains. the nikkei shot down 222 while the hang seng fell 23. to w
questions about the attack still remain unanswered. tomorrow senate john kerry faces a hearing on his nomination to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. he chairs the senate foreign relations committee but did not participate today. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> also on capitol hill, a developing story happening within just the last hour. the house of representatives voting yes on a proposal to delay a potential u.s. debt crisis for at least three months borrowing enough money through may 18th. once it's approved by the senate, which will likely happen very soon, it will allow the government to borrow enough cash to meet three months' worth of debt obligations. the proposal also includes a measure that would withhold pay for house or senate members if they fail to pass a budget plan. the senate has not passed a budget since 2008. critics say the proposal is just meant to pressure the senate and only delays a potential debt disaster. >>> we're following a developing story out of san francisco where the bomb squad has been called to an area not too far from at&t
, secretary of state will be testifying. the following day john kerry, who has been nominated as the new secretary of state will be coming in to testify and i think those questions that you raised are very important for secretary of state designee kerry, and we have to focus with secretary clinton, benghazi, what she knew, when she knew it, leading up to when security was withdrawn. what happened during the the attacks and after and how we're going to find justice, there is no justice. >> and four months to prepare, senator and i assume she's dotted every i and crossed every t and senator johnson, this was the secretary of state that was blaming a youtube video that we now know had zero impact on this and we do know the ambassador requested extra security that was denied. i don't know what possible answer could she give on this? >> it will be interesting, you're right, sean. she's had time to prepare, but an awful lot to answer for. i mean, why why all of those warnings ignored prior to the attack? what was she doing during the attack and what about afterwards? who is being held to accou
facilities apartment risk. >> reporter: senator john kerry is the chair of the senate foreign relations committee but he's not at the hearing this morning. we called his office minutes ago. they tell us it wouldn't make sense for kerry to be at this hearing when he's been nominated to be at this department. later today the house will hold a separate meeting and we'll have more from secretary clinton when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> dozens of members of the air national guard will leave the bay area for a tour of duty overseas. the members of the 129th rescue wing will take off to afghanistan and africa for some critical training. their primary mission to be to perform wartime search and rescue operations anywhere in the world. >>> and an increasing number of americans support illegal immigrants to become u.s. citizens. that's according to a new associated press poll. that's up from 50% in 2010. president obama says comprehensive immigration reform is a priority in his second term agenda. >>> the sierra club is calling for a major protest in washington, d.c. n
conversations] >> the confirmation hearing for john kerry, the president's nominee to replace hillary clinton at the state department is tomorrow. senator kerry testifies before the relations committee at 10:00 a.m. eastern with live coverage on c-span. senator kerry is the chairman of the foreign relations committee, but because he thought the nominee, thursday's hearing will be chaired by new jersey senator, robert menendez. a week later, the confirmation hearing for chuck hagel, the president's nominee to be defense secretary. mr. hagel served two terms as republican senator for nebraska. his confirmation hearing it live on c-span thursday, january 31st at 9:30 a.m. eastern. november 20th lappin and west west to play dice regional command south from october 2010 to october 2011. from august 2004 to february 2007, served as deputy commanding general operations, not division and its latest deputy commanding general for operations for combined joint task force 76 afghanistan from january 2006 until february 2007 with responsibilities and what is not regional command east, south and southwest.
. i understand we'll welcome you one more time when you come tomorrow to introduce senator kerry to the committee. we'll look forward to welcoming you there as well. i think that there are several takeaways here that are incredibly important. one is that we have to look at the totality of the threat environment versus just looking for a specific credible threat when we are thinking about the protection of our foreign service personnel. and i see that we are moving in that direction. the other one is that changes in the department have clear lines of authority. and responsibility for security matters instead of silos and looking more in a horizontal nature and i understand that's underway. secretary gates used to famously argue that there are more people in military bands than in the entire foreign service. it seems to me that surely we can find the funds to protect our diplomats who serve on the front lines. and i am concerned when the arb says that the state department has been engaged for years in a struggle to obtain the resources necessary to carry out its work. and that has
and this will be one of her last public appearances as secretary. john kerry's confirmation hearing is scheduled for thursday, diane. >> all right, martha. but you have news tonight about an exoneration in another story we covered? >> reporter: i do. general john allen, who was being investigated for what the pentagon called possibly inappropriate e-mails to socialite jill kelley, has now been cleared of wrongdoing. the e-mails were discovered as part of the investigation into the extramarital affair of cia director david petraeus. so, a lot of news, diane. >> so, that's over for him then? >> reporter: that is. >> all right, thank you, martha raddatz. >>> and in houston today, there was a terrifying scene at the lone star college campus. two people with guns shooting at each other after a dispute. and two other people caught in the cross fire. one gunman also injured. you can also see some of the victims rushing out on gurneys, being carried out. and our affiliate ktrk reported that students heard five to six shots. two people have been taken into custody, one student tweeted out this picture, s
kerry begins his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> peter doocy thank you so much. >> now time for look whose talking. the republican controlled house will vote on raising the debt limit. it is expected to pass despite republicans coming out against that move. where does the republican party stand? that's what kevin mccarthy is talking about today. what is going forward right now we didn't want to give any long-term debt limit. what we are saying is here is the senate who has not produced a budget. your listers know it but not many across the senate. the ipad wasn't even introduced yet they have already gone through three different versions. we are doing a short term moving the debt limit bapast the deadline. the most responsible thing any elected officials do is a budget. we move it to there too you don't if as the budget you don't get paid. thighs cuts go into effect the first of the month. >> you heard him talk about not getting pailed. it would withhold the pay for law americas if congress failed to pass a budget. it is burning, it stings. a third of the country gripped people wakin
on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he's busy preparing for his nomination hearings, which begin on thursday. he's expected to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >>> well there was a report this morning between the linch to the attack in libya and the seegs in algeria. algerian officials told "the new york times" that several egyptian militants who took part in the september attack in benghazi were also involved in the hostage crisis in eastern algeria. they say the militants were killed during the assault. the attack to the gas plant was connected to neighboring city mali. they said they attacked due to the crackdown on the algerian fighter jets there. elizabeth palmer has that part of the story very when we arrived at the main military airfield, wi found u.s. transport planes had already started to land. five in all, bringing in more than a hundred tons of gear and soldiers from a military base in france. the fighter
senators who served with him on the foreign policy committee on the foreign affairs committee, hagel, kerry and brennan who has been with him four years. >> what happened with president lincoln at the beginning of his second term he no longer needed those rivals to shore them up. he brought them in the first place because he had last experience expej case. by the time he reached his second term he put people he felt comfortable with. some of them were gone. i'm not sure it's a problem. as long as they can still argue with him and debate with him and question his assumptions which is what you want from rivals inside an inner circle as long as they're independent. >> rose: let me turn to the first term. tell me how you address grade own on the first term. >> i think he really wrote, that is a legacy, that is a thing that really moved justice. lyndon johnson would say maybe that saw like he admitted the first civil rights law was really bad but he said the important thing was to pass it. once you pass it, it's easy to go back and fix it. and i think that if i look back on his first term, i t
introducing senator john kerry in his confirmation hearing and we'll tell you about that in just a bit. walter is in baltimore, maryland on our independent line. caller: happy new year, this is my first call of the year and i'm looking to being a continued participant p c-span. i enjoyed secretary clinton's responses to the questions that were thrown at her by the republican -- if i can, clowns, who seem to want to make this a travesty on the american people when it was not a travesty on the american people. it was an attack. and i do believe that she honestly and tried to defend our system of justice by not jumping out off the bridge with a bunch of foolishness. the terrorist attacks that occurred on september 11 of last year, couldn't have been anticipated by anybody. and we hope as we have taken the flags and ribbons off our cars following september 11, 2001, that we will respectfully try and come together and move on with justice for the world, not just for those four americans that died. but for the entire world. host: let's go to florida, and sharon on our republican line. caller: i was
, obama, kerry demand to know why bush chose to blame the first amendment when he knew all along the video didn't cause the attack? meanwhile, newsweek in stim drugstore brochure demand special prosecutor and resignation. the hbo film directed by sean penn called "blood on your hands" wins an emmy. the musical "bullet over benghazi" garners a tony. the 50,000-word poem by james franco though awful wins a pulitzer. bigger than watergate combine combined. my point, you predict the media explosion. but we have a slobbering mess to ensure re-election. film maker is in jail without the aclu raising a finger. i just blame the video. >> kimberly: clever. >> greg: i came up that on my own. no help from dana. >> dana: honestly, if you were to say you were an alien that came from space and reading the stuff and you read it. and you switch out characters the media head exploded on us and believe me, we would have had a tougher hearing. deserved to. >> greg: don't we have a s.o.t. showing the press thinks this story is over, i don't know, exaggerated? >> this is an utterly contrived story. >> conserva
kerry, deval patrick, scott brown, and mitt romney. after the break we're going to add a new and interesting name to the list. that's next. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> jennifer: you're back inside "the war room." we have been talk about hillary clinton testimony. but it's not the first time she has been in that position. in 1993 she addressed congress with her plans to overhaul health care and that didn't go so well, and it would be another 16 years before any major health care reform. but as we well know that was not the end of hillary clinton. our next guest also knows what it is like to face off against republicans opposed to reforming health care, and to live and fight again. the gop blocked dr. donald berwick appointment. he has got some good revenge though, because he is now considering a run for the massachusetts state house as governor. so while republicans may have knocked him down, they sure did not knock him out, and coming to us tonight from newton massachusetts, is dr. donald berwick. >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. as with hillary
. >> this will be one of clinton's last public appearances as secretary. confirmation hearings for john kerry as the next secretary of state begin tomorrow. >>> border police have been showing off what they are calling a record pot bust. the seven tons of marijuana put on display yesterday is the most ever seized at an arizona border crossing. each of the 600 bails of weed weighs between 25 and 30 pounds. it was discovered last week during a high-risk shipment inspection. >> when the load came through, it was documented as just metal. however, as you know, the concealment of these types of shipments start long before the truck arrives here. >> the street value is between $7 million and $12 million. a mexican man who was driving the truck when the marijuana was found is in custody. >> wow. >>> the rampant flu season is linked to a shortage now in the nation's donor blood supply. blood centers just like this one in missouri are running low these days because so many folks out there have come down with the flu and are simply unable to donate. the health care workers say you can still donate if y
by john kerry. of course he has been nominated to replace secretary clinton. senator bob menendez, senator from knew jersey -- new jersey will wield the gavel have. bill. bill: it is fascinating to see how all of the events of the news ties into not just benghazi but what is happening all over the northern part of africa. what is she expected to say about the war on terror and the pursuit of al qaeda? >> reporter: bill, we expect she will talk about essentially all of the attacks that have been on these diplomatic facilities dating back to the 1970s or 1980s even. essentially how it has been a problem spot for both republican and democratic administrations. she is also expected to take responsibility for what happened in benghazi. here's a sample what her, let's go back to the hearing, bill. bill: mike, thank you. this is senator bob menendez out of new jersey, who is beginning his statement and we would anticipate hillary clinton to follow him. let's listen. >> officially seating members. i want to ask unanimous consent of returning members to allow our prospective members to participate
congress before the house and senate both. her likely replacement senator john kerry, it is his nomination hearing tomorrow. the republicans have questions about what the state apartment -- department knew, why were warnings ignored? especially after the recent events in mali intervene and where we were backing them. and in algeria where three more americans at least have been killed. all these things are related. terrorists in algeria were using weapons from libya. all these things are related and the republicans certainly want to use this hearing to make the case that may be the obama administration and hillary clinton and others overstated the fact that al qaeda was on the run. host: secretary clinton will go before the senate foreign relations committee and 9:00 and then the house committee at 2:00 today. do we expect her to have a tougher time in either of those committee hearings? guest: the interesting thing here is both the house and the senate panels have new leadership. on the republican and democratic sides. there are four new leaders on both panels. this will be a chance for th
senator kerry to the committee. we look forward to talking to you then as well. i think there are several takeaways here that are incredibly important. one is that we have to look at the totality of the threat environment versus just looking for a specific credible threat when we are thinking about the protection of our foreign service personnel and we are moving in that direct. the other thing is that the government has clear lines of authorities and responsibility for security matters instead of silos looking more in a horizontal nature and i understand that that is under way. a lot has been said about resources here. secretary gates used to famously argue that there are more people in military bands than in the entire military force. it seems to me we can protect our diplomats who serve on the front lines and i am concerned when the a.r.b. says that the state department has been engaged for years and a struggle to obtain the resources necessary to carry out its work and that has conditioned the thinking of some in the state department that it is imperative for the state department to b
praised. while senator kerry has my full confidence, you will be deeply missed. you said in your opening statement, you're determined to leave the state department and our country safer, stronger and more secure and in my view because of your leadership, they are. today we continue the consideration of the advisory review board which found that security was quote grossly inadequate to deal with the attack on benghazi. the mistakes that were made are simply unacceptable. i'm pleased that the state department has gun to promptly implement the board's recommendations thanks to your leadership. i know you agree the massive security failures such as those witnessed in benghazi that cost the lives of four brave americans, simply cannot happen again. i look forward to working with my colleagues on this committee in a searching review of the resources needed and the state department structure to ensure that we do better to protect diplomats and other americans who put their lives at risk each and every day. as chairman of the africa subcommittee, i'm pleased you have drawn for the committee in y
she is expected to testify for today. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to proceed her and hi. >> the city of oakland has as a controversial measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton. the city council meeting lasted about until about 2:00 a.m. this morning with council members approving the contract with the seven to one vote. an amendment emphasizing that whatever policies follow from consulting will not permit any racial profiling was also passed. over the past week police chief howard jordan and mayor jean kwon had stated clearly and strenuously that racial profiling will not be tolerated in the police department. >> new this morning at 1 on fire broke out several discos hayes valley neighborhood. it started three just before 3 near to on the block of oak street and the firefighters rebelled and not on the fire rather quickly. >> fire started we believe in a trash can. >> the trash can or the fire started was outside of one of the two buildings that was damaged. >> were you lucky enough to see the comet that went across the sky last
ahead. she said she wanted them implemented by march for when her successor john kerry takes over. i think right now what she's interested in doing and what the state department is interested in doing is looking ahead. she mentioned about 20 high threat posts that u.s. posts in these countries are really still under threat. wants to make sure there's enough security at them. there was a lot of talk at this hearing about the threats posed in north africa. you saw what happened last week at the natural gas bp facility in algeria where three american hostages were killed. there was a conflict in neighboring mali where there are islamic extremists and the french are helping out the malians but the u.s. will be helping in that endeavor. how do you get a handle on the threat emanating from north africa and make sure the u.s. facilities have the resources they need to make sure the u.s. diplomatic facilities are safe? >> elyse labatt in washington. >>> let's move past the politics of the benghazi incident. we're being joined from beirut. you've been there. you've been on the ground. i'm cur
'll be able to welcome you one more time when you come tomorrow to be part of introducing senator kerry to the committee. so we look forward to welcome you t well. i think there are several takeways here that are incredibly important. one is, is that we have to look at the totality of the threat environment versus just looking for a specific credible threat when we are thinking about the protection of our foreign service personnel. and i see that we are moving in that direction. the other one is the changes in the department have clear lines of authority and responsibility for security matters. instead of silos, looking more at a horizontal nature. i understand that is underway. a lot has been said about resources here. secretary gates used to famously argue that there are more people in military bands than in the entire foreign service. it seems to me that surely we can find the funds to protect our diplomats who serve on the front lines. and i am concerned when the arb says that the state department has been engaged for years in a struggle to obtain the resources necessary to carry ou
, speaks out for the first time. nbc's kerry sanders is outside kelly's home in tampa, florida, this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. it's been three months since news broke of the secret love affair between general david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. it all came to light after jill kelly, who lives in the house over there, contacted the fbi about what she called threatening e-mails. throughout all of this, jill kelly has remained silent, until now. socialite jill kelly was thrown into the media spotlight last october as the story of general david petraeus and his affair with biographer paula broadwell unfolded. kelly was described in the media as the other, other woman. now she's telling her side of the story in an interview with a reporter for the daily beast, describing the ordeal as a living nightmare. >> jill kelly seemed to me to be someone who didn't quite know what hit her. she doesn't think she did anything wrong. her life has been totally turned upside down. >> kelly came to him to the interview to try to clear her nam
secretary has to win over hostile republicans. there's a senate hearing this week. john kerry on the other hand - is expected to breeze through his thursday hearing.as the choice for secretary of state. another key hearing. hillary clinton - who still holds that job - is set to testify on the attack on the american mission in libya wednesday. where she could be grilled on what went wrong. as for the debt ceiling. republicans controlling the house are moving quickly to defuse a potential debt crisis. they're offering legislation to prevent a first-ever default on u.s. debts for three months or so. that would delay what could still be a showdown. >> in my view it is not responsible to raise the debt ceiling and the way that we change the way we do things here. >> catherine: democrats don't like the 3-month delay idea.but the administration won't oppose it. some of the quirky things which were part of the are all over the internet. you heard about beyonce lip- synching. but did you know that her emerald earrings are worth 1.8 million dollars? some people thought that was an excessive display.
and make a political issue out of the assassination of american asbassador. john kerry will be testifying tomorrow for his confirmation hearing, actually, in front of the senate foreign relations committee, which should be interesting because he is the chairman of that committee. i would think the chairman should get pretty good reception by members of that committee. we will find out in the meantime. most of the conversations still revolving around the president's inaugural address, and i wanted to play one quick clip before we introduce our guest. this is maybe the line in the speech that got the most applause and one that people may long remember about the president's inaugural where he talked about expanding equal rights and equality to all americans, even this little girl. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american. she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of god, but also in our own. >> bill: it was wainone
it will be her last official substantive responsibility as a secretary of state, john kerry, who is recusing himself. he has his own confirmation hearings tomorrow. he will not be participating today, he will be grilled and questioned tomorrow. so, this will be an opportunity for her to leave on a high note, if you will, and knowing her for 20 years, i think she will do a very impressive job. >> wolf, isn't it also important that she establish clarity? the last thing the administration wants is for there to be more questions, did she answer everything, she must be as clear as possible on everything that happened. >> yes, she is a lawyer, a former senator, former first lady, seblg tear of state, extremely smart. she always goes in very well prepared. she has her answers, i don't think she is going to be surprised. i think she will probably be very impressive, and given the health problems she had in recent week that's were very serious, i think she will leave the office on a high note. that's just my sense. >> it will be interesting to watch this testimony, wolf and dana. wolf is back in abou
. tomorrow, her likely successor john kerry has his senate hearings. >>> and prince harry. is faces criticism that he was too candid about the war zone. >>> lara's seat is empty. this morning, lara, i guess you found something better to do, huh? >> oh, nice. >> wow, that's impressive. oh, now she really better run. >> she's gotta run now. >> i was going to say, does she have her heels on? no. >> lara spencer, michael strahan, that's all coming up live, as well. michael will be here in the next hour. >> looking forward to that. >>> but first, sam has the latest on the deadly winter weather. our extreme weather team, led by sam, is tracking it all. sam, you're outside. what does it feel like out there? >> it's 11 in times square. that windchill is one below zero. this is different, a shift in the flow of arctic air is pushing true polar air toward the u.s. this morning. that means for the entire east coast, you get a real shot of real polar air. frigid temperatures creating dangerous conditions for areas that haven't felt the extreme chill in years. the forecast high of 19 in new york city toda
&a with members of the senate, members of the house. now she moves on. john kerry's getting ready to start his own confirmation hearings. >> though, wolf, there was a big 2016 subtext to all of this. if secretary clinton ultimately runs for president, this is not the last we have heard of this, not the last we've heard of that bite, that we ran at the beginning of the piece. and of course, two members of the senate who might run for president as well were asking her questions. rand paul, very aggressive, and pla marco rubio, who was a little bit more subdued. >> less aggressive, marco rubio, than rand paul. so what you're saying is, potentially, if she decides to run for president in 2016, and a lot of us think there's a good chance she will, what she said today on benghazi, the whole record since september 11th of last year, that could come back to, what, play a role in a campaign? >> i would be surprised, if she runs, for that quote, where she says, what difference does it make, i would be surprised if that did not end up in a campaign commercial. a lot of republicans already making hay out of i
relations committee john kerry will not take part in today's questioning. >>> also in washington cbs political director john dickerson. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what impact could this have with the republicans wanting to know whelp what did she know, when did she know it? >> that's the big question firefighter president for president clinton -- excuse me secretary clinton if she some day wants to become president. if she has ambition for the presidency later, she has to answer these questions in a way that don't irritate the central irritation of republicans, which is the response from the administration has constantly been political, that nobody's gotten a straight story and that as developments have come out that have changed the response from the administration that because it was during the campaign season, that and the president and everyone else was answering in a political way, not a substantive way. underneath that, of course, is the substantive question. what did they know before it happened and were they asleep at the switch? >> an
the federal that should be different from the deficit hawks. on thursday, the hearing for senator john kerry of massachusetts. senator kerry is testifying before the senate foreign relations committee, which he currently chaired. let coverage on c-span and c- span radio at 10 a.m. eastern -- live coverage on c-span and c-span radio at 10 a.m. eastern. and chuck hagel on the senate armed services committee. he is the president's defense secretary nominee. live on january 31 on c-span and c-span radio. >> three meters. >> contact. >> good to see you. >> it is hard to realize now 25 years after apollo-soyuz what the climate was like back then. in a way after the stalin years and the fears, issue and all of that sort of thing, the soviets were very foreign to us, you know? after some of the things that happened, without they were a pretty aggressive people. i would not say monsters, but they probably thought we were monsters. we very quickly broke through that. when you deal with people in the same line of work as you and you are around them for some time, you discover they are human beings. >>
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